Collaboration is the New Leadership

Nothing is Best Done Alone Anymore Business has become far too fast moving and markets are so much more unforgiving that CEOs require diverse viewpoints and experiences within their teams as a prerequisite for sustainable success. Absolutely everybody today understands why collaboration is a necessary part of every high performing culture. Sports teams have practised […]

Leaders Never Stop Practicing

On arrival, late in the evening at Copenhagen airport in Denmark, we looked forward to a long two-hour drive to the second city of Denmark, Odense. This is the birth place of Hans Christian Andersen and the venue for the ground breaking Thinkers50 event. Thinkers50 is a gathering of the world’s most prominent business thinkers. […]

Spike Stories – Leaders Never Stop Practicing [Podcast Episode 10]

For someone who had won everything and more that Formula One had to offer, there was no discernible ego. There was an agreeable and strong competitive spirit, but this was a little masked by a friendly and trusting exterior… Listen to the Podcast here:  

What Does Britain Want In A Political Leader?

The insightful results from the recent BritainThinks survey is worth looking at from a slightly different lens. It’s telling that the top three attributes voters looked for from their political leaders are integrity, authenticity and empathy, with the top attribute from their previous survey, communication, dropping down the order. Engagement In our experience, integrity, authenticity […]

Spike Stories – What does Britain Want in a Political Leader [Podcast Episode 09]

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Today we are going to answer that perennial question – what does Britain want in a Political Leader? Now, BritainThinks have just done a survey which looked at what is it we actually want in a political leader. When they did it last year, tear away number one was great communicators. Things have changed a […]

The Nasty Leader

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The Killer Flaws of a Political Leader The recently published book, Betting the House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election by Tim Ross & Tom McTague is a fascinating insight into the meltdown behind the failed snap election called by Theresa May. It perhaps shines a telling light on her inability to build or […]

The Nasty Leader – Podcast (Episode 08)

This week I’m talking about teams. The recently published book, Betting The House: The Inside Story of the 2017 Election by Tim Ross & Tom McTague gave me a fascinating insight into the huge meltdown by Theresa May and the Conservative Party at the recent snap election. It highlighted one of her many failings, but perhaps […]

Be The Leader You Want to Follow

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Change is hitting every business like it never has before. Everybody in the organisation has their part to play in ensuring that the business transforms itself in a sustainable fashion. In order to support your leadership team through these turbulent times, don’t fall into the habit of complaining about what they’re not doing. Just be […]

The Sack Race – Podcast (Episode 07)

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Getting Sacked. Frank De Boer was sacked as the coach of Premier League football club, Crystal Palace FC, after only 77 days in charge. This follows on from him being sacked last season from the Italian league giants, Inter Milan, after 85 days. The elite coaches seem to be hanging around for only 2-3 years. […]